Thursday, December 5, 2013
TAKING THE WAYBACK MACHINE TO 1906 -- SAD TIMES
Just before dawn on April 18, 1906, an estimated 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit San Francisco and parts of Northern California -- one of the worst natural disasters in our country's history. Over 3000 people died, most of them in the city. The quake, aftershocks, and resulting fires destroyed 80% of San Francisco.
Sometimes it is hard to imagine such devastation. especially for an event that occurred over a century ago.
Here are some newsreels from that time.